I love the Girlfriend Whisper! It’s probably one of my favorite scenes from “Love Poetry.” Here, you get the entire transcript from the show, but in the novella, you’ll experience snippets of it through Jessica’s ears. Yes, she will be tuning in. By the way, I’ve completed chapter one of “Love Poetry”! Twenty-six pages and just short of 8,500 words long! We’ll see how much gets edited out later, but for now, I’m on to chapter two, where this scene and others will take place.
Originally published April 8, 2015 for the A to Z Challenge.
DJ Ronnie G: Good morning, good morning! The time is 11:21AM. I’m your boy, DJ Ronnie G, and I’m here with our host, Bruce, aka . . .
Bruce: *in a deep voice, close to the microphone* The Girlfriend Whisperer.
DJ Ronnie G: And we’re here taking your questions. Fellas, are you struggling to understand what the hell’s going on in your lady’s head? My boy Bruce has the answer. Caller, what’s your name and from where are you calling?
Caller #1: Uh, hey. This is Rodney from Charlotte, and I’ve been dating this girl for about two months now. We’re starting to transition out of that ‘Honeymoon Phase.’ I’m just wondering what I should do to make sure she’s still interested in me.
DJ Ronnie G: What you got, Girlfriend Whisperer?
Bruce: What is this ‘Honeymoon Phase’?
Caller #1: You know, when you’re hanging out every day. Maybe I’ll send her a ‘good morning’ text, or she’ll send me one. I’ll randomly send her flowers. She’ll tell me she misses me. That’s not happening anymore. I’m trying to figure out what I should do.
Bruce: Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
Caller #1: What?
Bruce: You heard me. You wanna keep this girl? First of all, stop calling your relationship the ‘Honeymoon Phase.’ You’re not married. You’re just dating.
DJ Ronnie G: Yea. It’s like you’re trying to say you’re already serious. You’ve only been dating two months? You’re still allowed to see other people as far as I’m concerned.
Bruce: Yea. Don’t think that because you’re talking to her every day, that means you’re exclusive. You’re just getting to know each other. Now that you know each other a little more, all that ain’t necessary.
Caller #1: But what if she’s bored? How do I keep her interest?
Bruce: Play it cool, man. Have you ever had a girlfriend before?
Caller #1: Yea.
Bruce: Well, you don’t sound like it. Listen. Don’t assume that because she’s not calling you every day, she’s lost interest. Asking for too much will just scare her off. Give her some space for a couple days. Then take her out to a nice dinner, nothing fancy, just your run of the mill dating place. It doesn’t even have to be dinner. Lunch will do. Girls freak over lunch dates, they think you’re trying to let them down easy that you only want to be friends. Yea, tease her a little. Let her think you’re out the door. Don’t ask her any questions about whether or not she likes you. Give her the opportunity to get a little antsy. See where it goes.
DJ Ronnie G: That’s some great advice, Girlfriend Whisper. Aye, Rodney, be sure to hit us up, let us know what happens! *mumbling away from the mic* I have a feeling he’ll screw this one up. *in a louder voice* Alright, next caller, what’s your name and from where are you calling?
Caller #2: Yo, this is Shawn from Winston-Salem.
DJ Ronnie G: Tre-4!
Bruce: What’s your question?
Caller #2: So the ladies call me Thunder Tongue, ’cause when I rumble down on them, they rain all over my tongue.
DJ Ronnie G: Aye!
Caller #2: But lately, this girl I’m messing with been dry like the desert.
DJ Ronnie G: Hey, it rains in the desert too.
Caller #2: Not this one. I’m thinking maybe ’cause she’s young, she never had an orgasm before.
Bruce: How old is she?
Caller #2: 21.
Bruce: Nah. By that age, most women know exactly what gets them off. The problem is most likely you, my friend. Lemme ask you, where do you lick?
Caller #2: Where do I lick? I lick . . . I lick the pussy. Oh, shit. Can I say that on the air?
DJ Ronnie G: Well, you just said ‘shit,’ so we’re all fucked. *hits drums and laugh track*
Caller #2: *laughing* Sorry about that, man!
Bruce: You’re good. So where do you lick? You go inside?
Caller #2: Yea. You know . . . I do her with my tongue.
DJ Ronnie G: Stroking it with the tongue.
Caller #2: You know, I be getting the job done!
Bruce: Obviously not if she ain’t raining, Thunder Tongue. Look. When people can’t read, that means they’re illiterate, right?
Caller #2: Yea, I guess.
Bruce: Well you, my friend, are ill-clitorate. Ladies get off when you stimulate that clitoris. Open up those lips and find that second tongue, she’ll be raining all night.
DJ Ronnie G: Aye! Remember that, fellas! Get clitorate. Alright, last caller, what’s your name, and from where are you calling?
Caller #3: Hi. My name is Jerry. I’m from Lexington.
Bruce: Jerry, what you got?
Caller #3: I would consider myself one of the good guys. I’ve been trying to get with this girl and—
Bruce: Lemme guess. She friendzoned you.
Caller #3: Yea. She chose this thug wannabe over me. How’d you know.
Bruce: Trying to validate that you’re a ‘good guy’? Classic friendzone syndrome. Being a ‘good guy’ is not going to automatically get you in her pants, bruh. If she doesn’t want you, she doesn’t want you. Accept it and move on.
DJ Ronnie G: Damn, man. That was pretty harsh.
Bruce: I’m sorry. Look. Most women want to build a friendship first. If you jump right into a relationship, you have nothing to fall back on. Look at the friendzone as a beginning, not an ending. Is that better?
DJ Ronnie G: I think he hung up, man. You pissed him off.
Bruce: Aw. He sounded desperate anyway.
DJ Ronnie G: So what’s going on with you? The way you just snapped, it sounded like you had your mind someplace else.
Bruce: Yea, man.
DJ Ronnie G: Well, let’s hear it! It’s not often the Girlfriend Whisperer is in need of advice!
Bruce: Well, I met this girl a couple days ago. Sexy. Smart. Funny. Beautiful smile.
DJ Ronnie G: Alright, so what’s the problem?
Bruce: She’s in a relationship.
DJ Ronnie G: The Girlfriend Whisperer got friendzoned!
Bruce: Nah, it’s not that. Looking at her, I can tell she wants out. But this guy, he’s not letting go. It think he’s one of those friendzoned guys that, as soon as he gets a girlfriend, he wants to make her feel guilty for all the women who friendzoned him.
DJ Ronnie G: Oh, that ‘Don’t you understand that I’m right for you?’ kinda whiny guy?
Bruce: Right. So, I really want to ask her out. There’s this new club opening next Saturday, kind of a tribute to those juke joints from back in the day. I think she’d really like it, but I’m not sure if she’s ready to leave her man. I told her to call me, but—
DJ Ronnie G: Maybe she just needs some persuasion. You should call her.
Bruce: Aw. You think I should?
DJ Ronnie G: How ’bout we turn it to the callers. People, our man the Girlfriend Whisperer is in a dilemma. Should he steal the girl? Hit us up at 980-365-7413. Tell us what you think. We have to take a little commercial break, but when we come back, we want to hear your answers!
*cuts to e-Harmony commerical*